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The folk and the fantastic in Japanese modernity

Gerald A. Figal

The folk and the fantastic in Japanese modernity

dialogues on reason and imagination in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Japan

by Gerald A. Figal

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Published .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Gerald A. Figal.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 93/564 (D)
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationvi, 250 leaves
Number of Pages250
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1050692M
LC Control Number93629788

In Civilization and Monsters Gerald Figal asserts that discourse on the fantastic was at the heart of the historical configuration of Japanese modernity—that the representation of the magical and mysterious played an integral part in the production of modernity beginning in Brand: Duke University Press.


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